Sunday, November 23, 2008

Richardson unfit for Obama cabinet

Recent signals suggest that the Obama transition team has Bill Richardson in line to be the Secretary of Commerce.

This could be regarded as a good news/bad news kind of a joke if the consequences weren't so serious for the U.S.

The good news is that apparently he is not being considered for the Secretary of State post. The bad news is that he is being considered at all.

The last cabinet post he held was as Secretary of Energy under the Clinton Administration and his performance was decidedly dismal.

Instead of courage, he showed cowardice under pressure. Instead of challenging the right wing for outrageous accusations of the Clinton administration, he appeased them by leaking the name of Dr. Wen Ho Lee to the media as the alleged spy for China.

To this day, he stands by his misconduct. A summary of this case can be found elsewhere on this blog.

Please join us in signing the petition calling attention to why Richardson is unfit to serve in the Obama administration.

See a recent report of the petition and protest from the community in the San Jose Mercury.

See Youtube summary of the Wen Ho Lee case for a refresher.

1 comment:

ShelfD said...

When Richardson was energy secretary, two computer hard drives containing nuclear weapons secrets disappeared from a vault at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Energy Department facility. At a Senate hearing on the security breach in 2000, the longest-serving Democrat in the chamber, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, vowed that Richardson would “never again receive the support of the Senate of the United States for any office to which [he] might be appointed.” But with Obama and the Senate Democrats still in the honeymoon phase, it seems unlikely that Byrd would (or could) make good on his eight-and-a-half-year-old threat.